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    Clipboard won't paste (Office 2003 WXP)

    Hi: I know there was a thread about this a while ago, but I can't find it by searching. REcently when I copy a couple of items from an email and want to insert them into a file, clipboard sits there listing them but won't paste them into the file. I already run Office repair, to no avail. Was any solution reached in the last round of thisproblem?

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    Re: Clipboard won't paste (Office 2003 WXP)

    You mention you want to insert them into a file! I don't uderstand. Do you want to paste the data into a word document, or spreadsheet, etc. Can you be more clear as to where and how you want to move the info???
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    Re: Clipboard won't paste (Office 2003 WXP)

    Sorry. Typically, I have collected several items from an email and want to paste them into a word document, specifically a table.

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    Re: Clipboard won't paste (Office 2003 WXP)

    Does your clipboard fail to paste all the time, or is it only when you select this specific data from your email? Can you use the clipboard for other info transfers between excel, word and ppt?
    Apologize for all the questions, but just trying to troubleshoot with the data you are supplying.
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    Re: Clipboard won't paste (Office 2003 WXP)

    I assume you are using Word as your mail editor? Does it make any difference whether the source message is open or closed when you try to paste into the other Word window?

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    Re: Clipboard won't paste (Office 2003 WXP)

    The failure to past does not happen all the time, and I cannot identify any sequence that triggers it. I went and tried and it occurred - that is there was no pasting. I tried to paste into several different Office applications and could not. The only exception was FronttPage which is Office XP, not 2003. So, I could not copy from any Office 2003 app into any other.

    Subesequent to this, I rebooted. On a fresh boot everything worked fine, and still does. And there seems to be no correlation between the email being open or closed, and, yes, Word is my email editor. BTW, when I move my cursor over the clipboard the little drop down box for each entry does appear, but nothing happens if you say Paste.

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    Michael

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    Re: Clipboard won't paste (Office 2003 WXP)

    Your message reminds me why I am slow to install new versions of Office, so in that way it is helpful. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Even in Office 2002, I do not use the Office clipboard, so I couldn't say whether this is a new problem for Office 2003 or a holdover from bugs in earlier versions of Office. If the clipboard becomes stubborn, is there a way to flush all of its items and start copying again and, if so, does it help?

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    Re: Clipboard won't paste (Office 2003 WXP)

    For what it's worth, I've ocassionally had a problem with both copy & paste. In my case, the problem is caused by a clipboard extender (Smartboard 2000). Sometimes closing the app & restarting cures it...other times I must reboot.

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